Baby Cecelia Turns 1 – Charlotte Childrens Photography

Baby Cecelia recently turned 1 and took time out of her busy be-adorable-play-nap-eat-be-more-adorable schedule to mark the occasion with family photos.  It’s hard for me to believe I met her as a newborn 12 whole months ago, then photographed her again at 4 months old, again at 8 months old and now as a big one year old.  It all feels like yesterday and I have so many favorites from my year with this family.  Her 4-month old session really focused on her development and on their mother/daughter bond.  I adored it.  It was warm and sunny for Cecelia’s 8 month old pictures and she wore the cutest monogrammed bonnet. Needless to say, she’s been an amazing little muse and this recent family session was no different. What was different was that dad got to join us so we made THE MOST OF IT. Mom requested that I really focus on the daddy/daughter bond this time. I think we nailed it. She’s totally a daddy’s girl and I love that we captured their connection.

Thank you Yingling family for trusting me with an entire year of important family memories. I’ve loved being with you for every stage of Cecelia’s first year. It’ll be about time for pictures again in February. Surely we can come up with a perfect excuse 🙂

If you are interested in capturing the different stages of your child’s development, please contact me about my Baby Bundle collection. Click here to see an adorable one year old birthday session with a smash cake and here for another one year old and her family in Freedom Park.

Daddy holding his one year old baby girl high in the air, sparkly bokeh behind them

Daddy and big brothers entertaining baby sister

One year old birthday girl with colorful balloonschildren casually posed togetherFamily photography in Freedom Parkportrait of a young boy on a bridgeFamily portrait in Freedom Park, Charlotteboy with sparkly bokeh in Freedom ParkOne year old baby girl holding hands and walking with her father

young brothers holding hands in Freedom Park

Abbe McCracken is a natural light, on-location portrait and lifestyle photographer serving Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas of Matthews, Ballantyne, Weddington and beyond.  She specializes in family, newborn, child and event photography.  

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meet Abbe

Welcome to my blog! I’m a child and family photographer based in Charlotte NC.


Parents always ask, “what if my kid doesn’t listen?” My answer: that’s actually perfect. Don’t tell your children I said so, but personalities shine when listening ears fail. I welcome the silly. I want the giggles. I watch for honest smiles, real connections and stolen family moments.


This applies to your big kids and high school seniors too. Wink, Wink.

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